Books About Barbara Pym

Barbara Pym
by Jane Nardin; Twayne’s English Authors Series, Twayne Publishers, 1985

Barbara Pym
by Robert Emmet Long; Ungar Publishing, 1986

Something to Love: Barbara Pym’s Novels
by Diana Benet; University of Missouri Press, 1986

The Pleasure of Miss Pym
by Charles Burkhart; University of Texas Press, 1987

The World of Barbara Pym
by Janice Rossen; Palgrave Macmillan, 1987

The Life and Work of Barbara Pym
edited by Dale Salwak; University of Iowa Press, 1987

One Little Room an Everywhere: The Novels of Barbara Pym
by Lotus Snow; Puckerbrush Press, 1987

Independent Women: The Function of Gender in the Novels of Barbara Pym
edited by Janice Rossen; St. Martin’s Press, 1988

The Barbara Pym Cookbook
by Hilary Pym and Honor Wyatt; E.P. Dutton, 1988

Published in the U.K. as à la Pym: The Barbara Pym Cookery Book, Prospect Books, 1995

The Novels of Barbara Pym
by Katherine Anne Ackley; Garland Publishing, 1989

A Mind at Ease: Barbara Pym and Her Novels
by Robert Liddell; Peter Owen, 1989

Barbara Pym
by Michael Cotsell; Modern Novelists, Palgrave Macmillan, 1989

A Lot to Ask: A Life of Barbara Pym
by Hazel Holt; E.P. Dutton, 1990

The Comic Art of Barbara Pym
by Mason Cooley; AMS Studies in Modern Literature, AMS Press, 1990

Barbara Pym: A Reference Guide
by Dale Salwak; Reference Pubications in Literature, G.K. Hall, 1991

Barbara Pym: A Critical Biography
by Anne M. Wyatt-Brown; University of Missouri Press, 1992

Barbara Pym and the Novel of Manners
by Annette Weld; Palgrave Macmillan, 1992

Barbara Pym: Writing A Life
by Orphia Jane Allen; Scarecrow Press, 1994

The Experimental Self: Dialogic Subjectivity in Woolf, Pym, and Brooke-Rose
by Judy Little; Southern Illinois University Press, 1996

The Subversion of Romance in the Novels of Barbara Pym
by Ellen M. Tsagaris; University of Wisconsin Press, 1998

A Woman’s Pastoral: Dialogue with Literary Tradition in Barbara Pym’s Fiction
by Barbara Kowalik; Maria Curie-Skłodowska University Press, 2002

“All This Reading”: The Literary World of Barbara Pym
edited by Frauke Elisabeth Lenckos and Ellen J. Miller; Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2003

No Soft Incense: Barbara Pym and the Church
edited by Hazel K. Bell; The Barbara Pym Society, 2004

Reading Barbara Pym
by Deborah Donato; Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2005

Oswestry Girl: Barbara Pym 1913-1980
by Lawrence Garner; Oswestry and District Civic Society, 2005

Social Dimensions in the Novels of Barbara Pym, 1949-1963: The Writer as Hidden Observer
by Orna Raz; Mellen Press, 2007

Felicity and Barbara Pym
by Harrison Solow; Cinnamon Press, 2010

Barbara in the Bodleian: Revelations from the Pym Archives
by Yvonne Cocking; Barbara Pym Society, 2013

Barbara Pym: A Passionate Force
by Ann Allestree; Book Guild, 2015

“Barbara Pym,” chapter 5 in What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories
by Laura Shapiro; Viking, 2017

The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym
by Paula Byrne; Harper Collins, 2021

The Rhetoric of Women’s Humour in Barbara Pym’s Fiction
by Naghmeh Varghaiyan; Studies in English Literatures Vol. 21, ibidem Press, 2021

The Making of Barbara Pym: Oxford, the War Years, and Post-war Austerity
by Emily Stockard; Palgrave Macmillan, 2021

The Reality behind Barbara Pym’s Excellent Women: The Troublesome Woman Revealed
by Robin R. Joyce; Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2023

The Testing of Barbara Pym: London, the Wilderness Years, and the Rewards of Age
by Emily Stockard; Palgrave Macmillan, 2023